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Definition of barrel:

  1. A jar.
  2. A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged.
  3. A round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads.
  4. A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case; as, the barrel of a windlass; the barrel of a watch, within which the spring is coiled.
  5. The hollow basal part of a feather.
  6. The quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds.
  7. To put or to pack in a barrel or barrels.

Synonyms:

sheaf, power, raft, reams, chunk, rundlet, hasten, barrelful, loads, surge, canister, passel, much, plenitude, shipload, fistful, aerosol, race, profusion, bath, gasoline, quantity, scads, chamber, diesel, multiplicity, gun barrel, tympan, be quick on your feet, plateful, pack, hundred, lashings, mug, world, outpace, membranophone, mess, dart, stack, myriad, fuel, bore, bundle, calibre, high-octane, bbl, tin, bunch, hammer, pile, slew, drum, mountain, boatload, plentitude, cask, gas, metal drum, heap, clip, carton, spate, wad, kilderkin, wealth, good deal, oodles, benzene, basin, atomizer, drumfish, big, basketful, gobs, sight, plenty, dozen, gallop, brake drum, mass, potful, ton, ampoule, cupful, glassful, speed, caskful, fly, lot, store, charge, gauge, deal, truckload, black gold, yard, bayonet, glass, abundance, level, carload, caliber, crude, gasohol.

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